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Construction challenges - New Regional Government Hub, Cardiff

Event organised by ICE

23 June 2021

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This new, modern commercial development was designed and built in full collaboration with Sir Robert McAlpine Ltd from concept stage through to soft landings.

Key challenges overcome included:

  • Re-use of the existing Thompson House (print works) basement
  • Building the structure and installing the façade within 1m of the Principality Stadium mast
  • Demolition of St Davids House and significant infrastructure works during Autumn and Spring Internationals
  • Co-ordination of construction activities on event days at the stadium
  • Proximity of other Central Square construction phases
  • Incorporation if significant tenant changes without impact on programme

This event is in celebration of and promoting International Women in Engineering Day.

The event is co-badged with the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB), the Chartered Management Institute and the Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE).

Find out more about the new home for HMRC in Cardiff

For more information please contact:

Felicity White